Our Teams

Jeffrey Cohen, M.D.

Dr. Cohen is currently the Chief of Laboratory of Infectious Diseases and also Chief in Medical Virology at NIAID, NIH. He received his M.D. from The Johns Hopkins University and was a resident in medicine at Duke University. Following a medical staff fellowship at NIH, he was a clinical fellow in infectious diseases at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor in medicine at the Harvard University. Dr. Cohen is a world expert on human herpes viruses studies, including Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), and cytomegalovirus (CMV). Dr. Cohen is collaborating with UBP on evaluation of the neutralizing ability of UB-621 against HSV-1 and HSV-2 clinical isolates and the strains resistant to approved anti-HSV drugs. He also participates actively in many clinical trials including a Phase I study of a replication defective herpes simplex virus vaccine, study of patients with severe viral infections to define genetic variants associated with the disease, study of patients with EBV diseases, study with a respiratory syncytial virus challenge, and attempts to identify novel viruses in patients with unexplained syndromes.